Fertility and Family Planning Review

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Fertility and Family Planning Review Sheet Fertility and Family Planning 1. What is the difference between fertility and fecundity? 2. Identify the three broad categories of reasons people have children and be able to provide examples of each. 3. What determines fertility? (2 broad predictors) a. What are the differences between the two? b. How do they function? In other words, what role do they play in the overall picture of what predicts fertility? c. Which of the two are most important for predicting fertility rates? d. Be able to provide examples. 4. What is meant by total fertility rate? 5. What is meant by replacement level fertility? 6. How have fertility rates changed over time (e.g., beginning in the 40s)? 7. How do family sizes today compare with family sizes in the 80s? 8. How do fertility rates vary by race/ethnicity? 9. What is meant by family planning? 10. Be familiar with the 5 dates/cases I reviewed on the “history of birth control” slide.
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Unformatted text preview: 11. What percentage of pregnancies in the US are intended vs. ‘unintended’? a. What is meant by ‘unintended’? b. What groups are most likely to have unintended pregnancies? 12. Why is contraception necessary? a. Your response should include the number of theoretical and practical children a woman would have if she was consistently sexually active and did not use contraception. b. What percentage of unintended pregnancies is accounted for by women who are not using contraception? 13. What are the primary forms of contraception? 14. What is the most common form of contraception? 15. Be familiar with the study designs and the findings from the two studies I presented at the end of this lecture: a. Would college students lie about sex? (yes) b. The impact of AIDS on gender differences to engage in casual sex (not much) Note: I’m working on lining up a guest speaker from the health center to go over birth control, etc. You will be responsible for that information....
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